More Finishes!

Last year I participated in a sew-along with my local quilty BFF, Madonna. Every month we’d make some scrappy blocks and share them via Instagram on the 4th Saturday of the month.

This Cross Plus quilt is a finish from that sew along. I made this scrappilicious quilt for my daughter’s birthday. It was about 5 weeks late, but she loves it!

Her cat loves it too!

Katy quilted it for me…and even blogged about it. 😁

Next up is my Stay Wild Build A Quilt (2020 -2021 4th annual) finish. Build A Quilt is Angela Walters’s version of block of the month. I enjoy BAQ immensely. I’m currently on my 3rd BAQ, but it’s Angela’s 5th Annual. Do you see my little beastie photobomber? His name is Moe.

My long arm locked up when I was almost half way through this quilt. I took it off the frame and attempted to try to finish it on my domestic. I didn’t get very far before I hated what I did. I begged Katy to finish it for me and she obliged. Thanks Katy! 🙏🏼 I have since got Esperanza serviced and she is stitchin’ again.

Speaking of long arms, APQS is giving away another Millie! Apparantly they give one away at least 2x a year. I’ve been faithfully entering everyday.

And last but not least is a baby quilt for my new grand niece. I call it a jellyroll remix. I used various sized 1.5” strips, and quilted it with a simple meander. I really like how it turned out!

The backing is a vintage piece I got from Katy. It worked perfectly!

And that’s a wrap! Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, God bless and happy stitchin’!

A Thread For Life

People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.”– DA Carson

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My 2021 Finishes

I did a lot of stitching in 2021, but as it turns out I didn’t have a lot of finishes. I am not complaining though. I was able to make all four of my Grands a quilt for their birthday. And I am very grateful for any time I get to spend stitching and making things.

Here are my finishes in reverse order.

A patriotic table topper w/foldover binding.

This is a baby quilt for a friend’s first grandbaby.

Birthday quilt for my eldest granddaughter.

I made this small lap quilt for a challenge during Build A Quilt. I won $100!

Christmas things I made during the summer; stockings, table topper, and wallhanging.

An apron I made for myself. I had always wanted to sew a kitchen towel on an apron to have something readily available to wipe my hands on and to double as pockets. There’s a better pic later on this post.

I finally made a quilt out of some Half Rectangle Triangles my friend Katy cut for me back in 2016! I gave it to my youngest son for his first apartment.

Birthday quilt for my youngest granddaughter.

A long-time-coming quilt for a friend. =)

A bargello wallhanging. This is currently hanging in my office at work.

An apron for my daughter.

Birthday quilt for my youngest grandson.

Birthday quilt for my eldest grandson.

Oh, I almost forgot, for the Goodreads 2021 Reading Challenge I finished 121 books!

That’s all folks!

A Thread for Life

The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Job 33:12 ESV

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Trunk Full of Quilts 2015 – Online Trunk Show Linky Party

Thank you Lara for posting about the Trunk Full of Quilts 2015 Online Trunk Show linky party. 
Such a wonderful idea AND a chance to win awesome prizes just for participating!  So I’d like to send a big Shout Out and Thank You to Soma for having the idea and putting the show together! The linky party started on November 10th and will close on November 18th.  Click on the link above or the badge below for full details.
Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies
I’d like to show and share about several quilts I made during my 1st couple of years quilting that are still in my home. The 1st three were made before I even started blogging.
This one I made for my son Joshua.  It’s a pattern called Cottage Square from Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine.  It was such an easy pattern that I planned to make several more…but I stopped at two. His is the 2nd one I made.  I stitched in the ditch but he insisted I tie it as well. As you can see by where I placed the ties…I had no idea what I was doing. But he still loves and uses it daily.

Edited w/auto adjust feature in Pic Monkey

This quilt I made for my son Justin.  I actually designed it.  He requested the African flag colors and the zebra border; I chose to add the blue. This is the 1st border I ever did.  I didn’t want to wait for instruction from my quilting teacher and I didn’t refer to the internet either. I just did what I thought needed to be done. You can’t really tell, or maybe you can, but the border is all ripply and wavy.

Edited w/the auto adjust feature in Pic Monkey

Even though they both love their quilts, they are anxious for me to make them another since I’ve gotten so much better.

This scrappy beauty is the 1st quilt I made for myself.  I followed this Strips & Strings Log Cabin tutorial by Mary Johnson to make this liberated wonder. I really disliked binding in the beginning. I made this a quilt w/o binding…by using the envelope or birthing method.  I didn’t receive any instruction, nor did I follow a tutorial for this either…because how hard could it be right?

Well, it really is a hot mess! It’s quilted in a straight stitch “improv” style, AND the batting doesn’t even go from edge to edge!  But I made it and I love it!

Edited w/the auto adjust feature in Pic Monkey

This last quilt is a One Block Wonder.  It’s the 2nd I’ve made.   I used Alexander Henry fabric on both. This one is called Koto.  I fell in love w/this fabric the 1st time I saw it but wouldn’t even dream of spending $12.99/yd. One day I was visiting Joann’s red tag clearance sale and ended up getting it for $3.50/yd. I bought the entire bolt!

It took over a year to finish because I wanted to make it big enough for my king size bed and added overly generous borders and hated them. It then sat in a closet for many months before I decided it wasn’t going to be a king size quilt after all. I pulled it out, made my revisions and viola!

I entered it in the Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2014 and it made it to the Top 20 Viewer’s Choice!  I actually gave it to my mother but she recently gave it back saying it was “pretty, but too heavy”. So now, it’s all mine!

That’s all I’ve got folks!  Be sure to check out the party and link up!

A Thread for Life
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. – Jules Renard